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#1 posted 11-04-2011 07:40 PM

I agree with everyone else. I tend to use pine for colonial pieces. Some of the major furniture companies do the same. It looks old when it’s distressed and sometimes has stain bloctches etc. I also have been known to take a woodburning tool and create worm trenches too. This all adds to the aged look. Otherwise the hardwoods you listed are the most popular. I use white oak a lot. It has a nice grain pattern and is very stable. Mahogany and walnut are two others that are popular especially with period furniture. The type of wood I use usually depends on the style of the piece that I am building although there is no hard and fast rule to that either.

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